Digital Trust
for Printing

What are the top cyber risks for digital printing?

The conventional printers for paper documents are evolving in the era for additive manufacturing to 3D printers. The major risks stem from inadequate supply chain protection and theft of intellectual property.

How do you secure printing devices and operations?

Securing printing devices and services requires the following actions:

  • Securing the computer aided design (CAD) file delivery with authentication of source and authorization by the publisher
  • Embedding protection to prevent theft of intellectual property (CAD files)
  • Extending tamper-resistant protection across the supply chain from the developer to the publisher
  • Protecting containerized applications for workload isolation and key protection in additive manufacturing
  • Securing the integrity of lateral data transport for interoperability—to deliver technical data in connected digital manufacturing equipment

How Does Digicert + Mocana Enable Open Source Replacement for FIPS 140-3 Compliance for Printers?

Industry: Printing

Devices: Business & 3D Printers

Company: Printer Manufacturers


  • Most printing done via enterprise applications
  • Needs strong security, TLS and IPsec to connect to backend workflow
  • Needs migration from open source
  • Needs TPM 2.0 support for trust anchor
  • Needs FIPS 140-3 validation for government, financial, legal and MNCs


  • License for Mocana TrustEdge™
  • FIPS 140-3 Level 1 validated cryptographic engine
  • IPsec and TLS protocols stacks with secure element based key protection
  • OpenSSL Connector for migration without reengineering applications


  • Easy implementation of cyber protection
  • Enables printers to integrate securely with applications and backend workflow
  • Hardens Linux platforms
  • Achieves product security certifications
  • Accelerates innovation with Mocana TrustCore™ development framework and APIs

What is digital supply chain protection for printing?

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How does DigiCert + Mocana deliver
containerized CAD application protection?

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What printing-related devices are most vulnerable to cyberattack?

Perimeter-based defenses and threat detection technologies are not enough to defend against modern cyber attacks. Many business printers, multi-function printers, digital presses, scanners, copiers, 3D printers, gateways, and Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices are vulnerable due to a lack of strong cryptographic controls, including: multi-factor authentication, secure boot, secure update, and secure, encrypted communications.

How do cyberattacks target printing systems and infrastructure?

Ensuring data privacy in printing and business systems that are vulnerable to physical compromise is critical. For printers deployed in industrial environments, compromised printers could be used to launch lateral attacks onto SCADA and industrial control system (ICS) devices. In operating technology (OT) environments, oftentimes physical human safety and uptime drive the security needs of plants and large SCADA systems.


How does DigiCert + Mocana deliver Digital Trust for Printing?

Used by more than 200 OEMs to protect more than 100 million devices.

Mocana’s end-to-end cybersecurity system is a FIPS 140-3 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving industrial automation manufacturers, OEMs and critical infrastructure operators an easy way to harden electronic control units and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well as secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.


Digital Printing Systems Present Many Surfaces for Attack

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Control center for managing devices in the field


Plug-and-play on-device clients that secure operations


SDK that simplifies business application development

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